Hello. I would like to hear of somebody with experience in the area of materials science (theoretical/computational or experimental) the answer to the following question: What kind of Physics knowledge one must have to work in this area. I mean, how much of the basic Physics stuff you must know and how do you use it in your work. I have been asking myself this because to me it looks like none of the advanced stuff (like quantum mechanics, advanced electromagnetism, statistical physics, solid state, etc) is really used in the area and what trully matters is knowing the things only related to materials characteristics, things that I think are more common that a chemist would know. Since I don't know anyone who works in the field, I asked here. Thanks in advance.